The Little Demon

Paperback | December 31, 2013

byFyodor SologubTranslated byRonald WilksIntroduction byPamela Davidson

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A blackly comic Russian classic about a schoolteacher’s descent into sadism, arson, and murder

Mad, lascivious, sadistic, and ridiculous, the provincial schoolteacher Peredonov torments his students and has hallucinatory fantasies about acts of savagery and degradation, yet to everyone else he is an upstanding member of society. This grotesque mirror of a spiritually bankrupt society is arguably the finest Russian novel to have come out of the Symbolist movement.

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A blackly comic Russian classic about a schoolteacher’s descent into sadism, arson, and murderMad, lascivious, sadistic, and ridiculous, the provincial schoolteacher Peredonov torments his students and has hallucinatory fantasies about acts of savagery and degradation, yet to everyone else he is an upstanding member of society. This gr...

FYODOR SOLOGUB was born in St Petersburg in 1863.  He wrote several novels, including Bad Dreams (1896) and The Little Demon (1907), which brought him immediate fame.  He also published many books of poems and short stories, and two plays. RONALD WILKS (translator) has translated many works from Russian for Penguin Classics, including ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.76 × 5.05 × 0.8 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141392932

ISBN - 13:9780141392936

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